Moving to Kingston.
Moving to Kingston.
Happy Moving. Moving Considerations

Pick up a Change-of-Address Kit from the Post Office for:
  • Friends and family
  • Banks - Investment firms
  • Memberships
  • Credit card companies
  • Utilities, hydro, gas, phone company, cable, cellular phone, satellite, internet
  • Insurance companies - life, home, auto
  • Magazines and newspapers - cancel local newspaper delivery
  • Motor Vehicles Branch: drivers license, vehicle and plate registrations.
  • Motor club membership
  • Doctors, Optometrist, dentists and other providers - transfer drug prescriptions
  • Lawyer/Accountant/Stockbroker
  • Past employer - for tax slips
  • Government agencies for taxes and direct deposits
  • Child tax benefit, HST rebate
  • Canada Pension Plan
Don't Forget To Transfer:

  • Checking and Savings accounts, Safe Deposit Box
  • Medical records
  • Dental records
  • School records
  • Insurance coverage (life, health, fire, auto, and homeowners)
  • Prescriptions
Keep the following handy:

  • First aid kit
  • Prescription medicine
  • Snacks, sandwiches, bottled water
  • Coffee/electric coffeepot
  • Baby food, diapers, favorite toys
  • Pet food, treats, medication
  • Telephone Book from old location
  • Plastic plates, cups, utensils, can openers, paper towels, napkins, garbage bags
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, contact lens case, solution, towels, hygiene products
  • Flashlights, candles, matches, screwdrivers, tape measure, gloves, pliers, scissors, light bulbs, knife
  • Enough clothing for a few days, sleeping bags, blankets
Important records and documents you should keep with you:

  • Identification cards and drivers licenses, Vehicle titles
  • Medical records and health insurance cards
  • Check book and bank cards
  • Insurance policies
  • Birth Certificates and Passports, Military records
  • School records for children
  • Records for your pets
  • Stock, bonds and other related items
  • Mortgage records, Marriage license, Tax records
  • any record or document that you think is important
Questions to ask your moving company:

  1. Does the moving company subcontract to other companies?
  2. Which subcontractors will be used?
  3. Will they use one truck?
  4. What expenses are not in the quote?*
  5. What training do the movers and packers have?
Items Movers usually won't move:

  • Flammable items
  • Combustible items
  • Aerosol cans
  • Hazardous materials
  • Gasoline/Propane/Oils
  • Paints/Varnishes/Paint Thinners
  • Cleaning Chemicals
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Plants
  • Valuables
  • Insecticides
Packing:

  • Get rid of the junk and things you don't really need. Why pay to move something you will throw out later? Donate it to charity.
  • Make a list of the items you are moving. Take pictures or video for insurance reasons.
  • Use banana boxes - they are the right size to stack properly and not too heavy.
  • Mark breakables "Fargile - Handle with care." Pack with lots of newspaper for protection.
  • Keep the things from each room grouped together. Remember first on - last off the truck.
  • Keep your valuables and important papers with you and out of sight.
  • Does your insurance cover you for the move?
 
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